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Scientists develop tech to connect human brain to computers
Tufts University scientists are developing revolutionary tech that will directly link the human brain with computers and enhance individuals’ abilities to do anything from recommending movies to managing air traffic control.
The key component of the bleeding-edge tech coming out of the school’s Human Computer Interaction Lab is a headband that uses functional infrared spectroscopy to scan how much light the brain is currently absorbing, which is a direct indicator of the amount of brain power being used.
Scanning the brain in this way lets computers assess whether the human brain is capable of a task, bored, or tired. In the case of an air traffic controller, the headband could read the exact time a controller’s brain becomes overworked, and automatically transfer a portion of their workload to a fellow controller.
A test of the system in a simulation by developers found that one grad student was capable of controlling four to seven aircraft at a time while the headband monitored constantly for the first sign of fatigue.
“Computers have gotten phenomenally better in the last 50 years — faster, more powerful — and humans haven’t,” computer scientist Robert Jacob told the Boston Globe. ”The bottleneck is now with the human, not the computer. So it’s important to put resources into communicating better with computers.”
Jacob, along with biomedical engineer Sergio Fantini, want to include their developments in the emerging market of wearable tech like Google Glass, which they believe will eventually lead to human beings interacting with computers through thoughts and mental commands.
The tech has a similar sound to that of a Pentagon Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency development called ”Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies” — a $70 million project to develop implants for humans that record and read brain signals in real-time, according to an RT report.
“We’re basic researchers — it would be delightful if these things do filter into the world, but I’d like to believe that’s not our mission,” Jacob said. “Our mission is to invent new scientific ideas and spread them, and hope they are useful to someone.”
While Jacob and Fantini have no plans to go into business with a start-up of their own, the researchers indicated they would entertain proposals from businesses interested in licensing their technology.
Ukraine faces split as lawmakers in Crimea approve vote to join Russia
CRIMEAN LAWMAKERS schedule referendum for March 16 on whether Crimea should become part of Russia, as the region's parliament votes to ask Moscow to consider its request that it secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
(National Review) – With the Obama administration grappling with a crisis in Ukraine, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday and declared that the country’s “biggest national-security problem is Barack Obama.”
Bolton honed in on the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, which he described as paradigm of President Obama’s foreign-policy failures because the president “has done nothing to avenge Chris Stevens’s death.”
“That is a terrible lesson for our adversaries,” Bolton said. “Under Barack Obama you can murder his personal representative and get away scot-free.”
He also warned that the matter will come back to haunt Hillary Clinton if, as most suspect, she launches a presidential bid in 2016. “We will be happy to tell Hillary Clinton in unmistakable terms, ‘We know what difference it makes, even if you don’t,’” he said.
Bolton, who has established a political-action committee to support hawkish House and Senate candidates, bristled at the reluctance of Republican politicians in recent years to back foreign interventions and characterized the shift as a “resurgence of isolationism.”
“Ignoring our national security is the Obama doctrine,” he told the crowd.
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Georgia legislature: 'Enough is enough,' calls for restraints on Washington
The plan to put the brakes on Washington’s expansion of the federal government is under way.
Convention of States confirmed that the Georgia legislature on Thursday passed the organization’s application “to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.”
State Sen. Cecil Staton, R-Macon, told the organization he is “pleased that the Georgia legislature has given voice to the frustrations of millions of Georgians.”
“Enough is enough. It is time to impose fiscal and other restraints on our runaway federal government. We urge other states to join us,” said Macon, the primary sponsor of the resolution.
“We Georgians have become the hope of the nation today,” said Jacqueline Peterson, the Georgia state director for the Convention of States Project. “Many thanks to our state legislators for standing for liberty. May God bless us, every single one!”
The idea is to have an Article V Convention of States, the one process the U.S. Constitution gives to citizens to bypass the White House, Congress and even their own governors to establish a new path for the nation.
The new president in 2017 would face new limits on executive orders, Commerce Clause actions, a balanced federal budget and a ban on using international treaties to govern inside the U.S. if the state-based movement is successful.
There could even be term limits for Supreme Court justices and Congress, and a mandatory sunset of all existing federal taxes.
The ideas are being discussed in legislatures where a Convention of the States has been proposed.
The Convention of States Project, launched by Citizens for Self Governance, is working to have state lawmakers call such a convention through the Constitution’s Article V.
Thousands of Americans already have signed on in support of the idea that Americans, themselves, need to address Washington’s massive spending, over-regulation and takeover of authority from states.
State lawmakers in Alaska, Alabama, Florida and elsewhere also are now looking at plans that if approved would be submitted to Congress in support of a convention.
Michael Farris, who has been know for years as the face of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, now is on the front line of seeking a convention in which state delegates would meet, agree on a path for the country and then tell Congress what will happen.
Exactly that, if the amendments are proposed at the convention and ratified by the states.
The organization proposes a convention for “the purpose of limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.”
“We believe the grassroots is the key to calling a successful convention,” the promoters say. “The goal is to build a political operation in a minimum of 40 states, getting 100 people to volunteer in at least 75 percent of the state’s legislative districts. We believe this is very doable. Only through the support of the American people will this project have a chance to succeed.”
Among the issues that could fall under the single subject would be a balanced budget amendment, a new definition of the General Welfare Clause, a redefinition of the Commerce Clause, a ban on the use of treaty provisions inside the U.S., limits on executive orders, term limits for Congress and the Supreme Court, federal tax limits and a sunset of all existing federal taxes.
“Of course, these are merely examples of what would be up for discussion,” the promoters say. “The convention of states itself would determine which ideas deserve serious consideration, and it will take a majority of votes from the states to formally propose any amendments.”
Farris told WND he expects support for a convention to be gathered over a period of two to three legislative cycles.
The timing would align with the 2016 presidential election.
Farris said it definitely would throw a wrench in the works.
“In my opinion, a good wrench,” he said. “We are convinced that Washington, D.C., is broken and that it will never, ever fix itself.”
He said all three branches need fixing.
“The judiciary legislates, the legislative branch, the Congress uses power it never was intended to have, and the president misuses power worse that George III ever thought of,” he said.
He earlier told WND that Washington, D.C., “will never voluntarily relinquish power.”
“If we allow Washington, D.C., to continue on its current course of big government, it will utterly destroy American liberty. Debt is the most tangible method of destruction. But big government complete with spying on the American public, the improper use of executive orders, over-regulation, etc., etc., will most certainly destroy American liberty relatively soon.”
See the case for a Convention of the States:
Farris said trying to elect more conservatives hasn’t worked, and there really shouldn’t be a fear that the Constitution would be opened up to destruction. After all, any change would have to be approved by voters in 38 states.
“The Founders gave us Article V for the very purpose of creating structural change when the federal government abuses its power,” Farris said. “State legislatures control this process from beginning to end. Governors are irrelevant. Congress can only name the time and place. State legislature name the delegates and give them their instructions.
“We will either get good amendments or we will get nothing,” he continued. “The people who must approve the work product – state legislatures – are the ones who name the delegates. They are also the ones who give the convention its subject matter.”
Would anyone be interested in the idea of removing federal officials?
“State legislatures currently have no power to impeach federal officials from their states. This is not a viable option. This would, however, be a proper amendment to suggest at the Convention of States we are proposing. I like the idea of giving the state governments the power to impeach congressman and senators from their states,” Farris said
“The federal courts regularly refuse to rule on constitutional issues they want to avoid by calling them ‘political questions’ or by claiming that no one has standing to sue … One of my ideas for an amendment would be to automatically grant state legislatures standing to challenge any action of the federal government as violating its constitutional limitations,” he said.
There also could be a fix to the problem of an entrenched Supreme Court.
“I [would] propose reconfiguring the Supreme Court after the model of the European Court of Human Rights. There are 46 nations in that court’s jurisdiction, and every nation appoints one judge. We should expand the Supreme Court to 50 justices and have the states appoint the justices for a specific term (six or eight years) with no right of reappointment. That one change would do more to ensure a constitutional government than anything I know,” Farris said.
The Convention of States Project contends that “who decides what the law shall be is even more important than what is decided.”
“The protection of liberty requires a strict adherence to the principle that power is limited and delegated,” the organization explained.
Even the Supreme Court has acknowledged the federal government has overreached, stating in a 1992 case: “The federal government undertakes activities today that would have been unimaginable to the Framers in two senses; first, because the Framers would not have conceived that any government would conduct such activities; and second, because the Framers would not have believed that the federal government, rather than the states, would assume such responsibilities.”
The organization has posted online details of how state legislatures can advance the project.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/historic-1st-...
Admits “prosecutorial discretion” on immigration has already stretched his “administrative capacity very far.”
(Weekly Standard) – In a joint town hall with Telemundo and Univision, President Obama made a pledge that his administration will not use Obamacare sign up data to deport illegal aliens.
“Will we hear from you a pledge, a personal promise, that the information provided in the registration process will not be used for deportation purposes in this country?”
“Absolutely,” Obama said, putting his hand down for emphasis.
“It’s true that the undocumented are not eligible [for Obamacare], that’s how the law was written, but if you are a U.S. citizen or you have a legal presence in this country, you are eligible,” he said. “And none of the information that is provided in order for you to obtain health insurance is in any way transferred to immigration services. So that’s something we’ve been very clear about. If you live in a mixed status family, then the son who could potentially be eligible for the children’s health insurance program or some other mechanism to get health insurance, he needs to be signed up. And the mother should not be fearful that in any way that’s going to affect — of course I understand the fear.”
Obama blamed Congress for deportations. And he said he has already stretched his “administrative capacity very far” by taking immigration actions using “prosecutorial discretion,” but that he was “very confident that was the right thing to do.”
The president finished answering this question by saying, “So, for everybody out there who’s in a mixed family, there is no sharing of the data from the health care plan in to immigration services. You should feel confident that if somebody in your family is eligible, you should sign them up.”
The questions were asked of Obama in Spanish and translated by an onsite translator.
- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/obama-promises-i...
This comes as no surprise to Tea Partiers, does it? We tried to warn them!
(CNSNews.com) – President Obama has characterized income inequality as “the defining challenge of our time,” prodding Republicans to come up with “concrete plans” to reduce it.
However, a new study by the Brookings Institute shows that the highest levels of income inequality in the U.S. are found in Democratic strongholds: the nation’s largest cities.
In his Dec. 4, 2013 speech, “Remarks on Economic Mobility,” Obama praised the New Deal and the War on Poverty for building “the largest middle class the world has ever known,” and lamented “a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain – that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.”
The president challenged congressional Republicans to come up with “concrete plans that will actually reduce inequality, build the middle class, provide more ladders of opportunity to the poor.”
But the highest levels of income inequality in the nation are in cities that voted overwhelmingly to reelect Obama in 2012.
“Inequality in big cities exceeds the national average,” according to the study by Brookings senior fellow Alan Berube, entitled “All Cities Are Not Created Equal.”
Berube used data from the Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey to calculate the “95/20 ratio” - dividing the number of households with incomes in the top 95 percent by the number of households in the bottom 20 percent.
Using this methodology, he found that the difference between the highest earners and lowest earners was greater in the nation’s 50 largest cities than in the United States as a whole.
“However, some cities are much more unequal than others,” Berube noted.
“The big cities with the highest 95/20 ratios in 2012 were Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami and Boston” – where a household with an income in the top 95th percentile earned 15 percent more than a household in the bottom 20th percentile.
They were followed by Washington, D.C., New York, Oakland, Chicago, Los Angeles and Baltimore, all of which had a 95/20 ratio exceeding 12 – compared to 9.1 nationwide.
And, it turns out, the cities with the highest levels of income equality also happen to be the same places were Obama won some of his biggest victories in 2012.
“In 2012, Obama won 69.4 percent of the vote in cities with more than 500,000 people and 58.4% of the vote in cities with 50,000 to 500,000 people,” UrbanCincy reported. The final popular vote total across the nation was a lot closer: 51 percent for Obama, and 47 percent for Romney.
Atlanta, which Brookings says has the nation’s highest level of income inequality, is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The City of Atlanta straddles two counties, and both went for Obama in a big way in 2012. Obama beat Romney in Fulton County 64.1 to 34.4 percent, and pulled in 77.6 percent of the vote in DeKalb County compared to Romney’s 20.9 percent.
The president’s victory was even more lopsided in the City and County of San Francisco, where Obama walked away with a landslide 83.4 percent of the vote compared to Romney’s 13.0 percent.
Obama also easily won Florida’s Miami-Dade County, which includes the City of Miami, walking away with 61.5 percent of the vote compared to Romney’s 37.8 percent. Same thing in Boston, which Obama handily won 79 to 19 percent, with Romney carrying only two of the city’s 253 precincts – and one of them by just four votes.
The same pattern can be seen in the other six cities Brookings listed as having the highest level of income inequality in the U.S.:
District of Columbia: Obama got 267,070 votes (91 percent) compared to 21,381 votes (7 percent) for Romney;
New York City: 81 percent of Big Apple voters pulled the lever for Obama;
Alameda County, Calif: (which includes Oakland): 78.7 percent for Obama;
Chicago: Obama got 853,102 votes compared to Romney’s 148,181;
Los Angeles County: Obama carried it with 69.7 percent of the vote.
City of Baltimore: 87.4 percent of the votes cast were for Obama, while Romney received only 11.1 percent.
A majority of voters in only four major U.S. cities chose Republican challenger Mitt Romney over Obama, according to The Atlantic, and all four were near the bottom of the income inequality list: Phoenix (38th out of 50 cities in income inequality), Oklahoma City (41st), Fort Worth (44th) and Salt Lake City (not listed in the top 50).
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They are exposing themselves. If only you would slow down and have a look. The Super bowl, The Grammys, the Oscars.
this guy at the town meeting, a 20 year
veteran and they kicked him out!
Reader Warns! Russian Troops Everywhere!
(Before It's News)
Before It’s News just received the following email from a retired American military officer who has agreed to identify himself as SFC Hawkins. We have been requested to republish this email in full. According to SFC Hawkins, he served in the US Army from 97-01. After he got out of the Army, he had a meeting in the Pentagon after which he became a civilian contractor for the military, traveling to different states training defense contractors for the next several years. With a top secret security clearance, he put two and two together to realize what he was REALLY training these contractors for, so he decided he no longer wanted to be a ‘part of their crazy plans’. He has since moved out to Montana where he has met plenty of other Veterans and Americans who are ‘wide awake’ and prepared to defend our ‘once great nation’ once again. This email confirms this previously released Before It’s News story and the newly released video from Susan Duclos below. What ARE Russian troops doing in America, everywhere? The email below is directly from SFC Hawkins unedited.:
I want to let you and everyone know that there are Russian troops here in Northwest Montana. To be exact they have been spotted all over Flathead, Lincoln, and Lake Counties. I have witnessed the myself and have had people I know tell me they have seen them and I have personally gone to a town called Essex and found where they are located. They have made a base of operation in Essex and when I went to Essex I could only get 1 person to talk to me about it and he told me that they have been there sense 2012 and that they do a lot of training in the mountain areas surrounding the Northwest. He also told me that they have had military vehicles delivered via railroad and his count was 50.
I personally have seen military vehicles parked or being driven in the Kalispell, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish area. And when I have asked police officers and even brought it up in a town meeting I was thrown out. I am a military veteran and for someone like me to get treated this way is inexcusable. Not to mention as an American citizen. I know things are getting bad and I have been investigating and looking into what’s been going on with politics, the government, and our military sense 911. It frustrates me knowing what I know and when I talk to people about it either two things happen. I either get a “whatever you say” and “that will never happen in America” or “people know what I’m talking about and are preparing for a total collapse of America”.
It is extremely hard to find and purchase ammo in this area. Stores are short on supplies and now with Russia invading Ukraine and Russian, Iran, China, and Japan threatening the US and moving warships to the borders of America it is getting to crazy and the main stream media needs to stop being puppets and get the REAL news out so people can get prepared for what’s coming.
Last but not least I really appreciate people like you that get there word out and open peoples eyes.
to his fallen father. This I understand. Great video here.
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